Tuesday, October 11, 2011

I know it's dorky...

But I am totally excited about this.

My little Matryoshka Ornament pattern appears in this years issue of Better Homes and Gardens Holiday Crafts. My copy arrived in the mail today, and there she was right on page 69.



It's on newstands now (although a little tricky to find). I saw it at Joanne's the other day and when I found my design I wanted to like turn to the person next to me and say, "That's mine! I made that!" But I didn't. I put it back and went on my way.

So I am telling you instead.



There are quite a few cute things I'd love to make in the magazine.



Maybe this garland, or a sweet little horse for Ollie?



The nice thing about this issue of the magazine is that it comes with full sized patterns in a separate tear-out section.



Funny thing about this pattern...I didn't even submit it to them...I just posted it here on my blog and someone from the magazine contacted me about putting it in. It was right before Ollie was born and I had made it especially for Avery so I wasn't sure if I wanted to send it in to them (or would have time) but when they promised to return it when they were done, I scrambled to get it in (like right after he was born). I am glad I did. It's so fun. And you just never know what is going to happen when you send your ideas out into the internet!

Thanks for letting me be excited.

28 comments:

  1. WOW! Congratulations! How exciting! Your little doll is so cute! Would love to make one for my little girl :)

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  2. that's awesome! you've been published, what twice now? and the ornament is darling and i want to make those crafts too! come back and we can have a craft-a-thon!

    p.s. i totally would have turned to the person next to me and told them i made that. in fact i'll prob go buy it and tell the person next to me, "my sister made that!"

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  3. not dorky, totally awesome! congratulations!! the matryoshka is so cute. i hope you bought more than one copy just in case. :)

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  4. How exciting, Danielle! It's a rush to see your stuff in print. Good for you :)

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  5. really cool. FYI ... i printed off the pattern and had my sister-in-laws make them with me last christmas because I thought they were so cute.

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  6. this is the coolest, and if it were me, I would have shouted it out for all the store to hear!

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  7. what?! that is so awesome!! way to go, Danielle! I would be so giddy with delight in your shoes and telling everyone in sight! way to go!

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  8. Congratulations Danielle! That's amazing! I'm going to go tweet about it right now!!

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  9. you are so neat!

    (this is not surprising to me, though. so much of what you do is magazine-worthy.)

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  10. OOOOOOH MMMMYYY GGGOOOSSSH! I am thrilled!

    And I have to admit, when your other item was in that book, I totally took the book off the shelf and turned to your page and told everyone near me in the fabric store that you were my daughter in law!

    I am going on a magazine hunt! Gotta have this!

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  11. P.S.
    I hope they really did send you back your original!

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  12. how exciting! I totally understand your reaction - willing to tell the person next to you - I just had the same as I walked pass someone reading a magazine publishing a pattern I designed... I almost whispered in her ear "check out page 78... you'll see my picture" ;-) (i actuallly whispered it... but to myself...)

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  13. Not dorky at all. That is awesome! Congratulations!

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  14. That is so awesome. I know someone famous now;) Way too go. You are so creative!!

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  15. quit being so dang humble! that is so awesome, congrats!

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  16. That's awesome! Congratulations! And you should have told everyone in Joanns. I think I would have. :-)

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  17. Congratulations! There is absolutely nothing dorky about this. Your little doll is adorable! In fact, I shared her on Pinterest the other day on my Matryoshka board:

    http://pinterest.com/craftymule/mad-about-matryoshkas/

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  18. Go you! I actually made two of them last year when you posted the pattern because they are so fun and darling. I am going to have to buy a copy and make some of those cute crafts....maybe another doll!

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  19. You have mad-crazy renaissance-woman skills. Seriously, how many NBICU nurses get published in BH&G? DaVinci-like.

    But anyway, stop being over-protective with Oliver. He could play football right now, and he would love it. I know he's your baby, but it's time to let go. Forget coaching; I want to be his agent.

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  20. Good for you honey,that is one of those moments you will always remember with pride. Job well done, Mom

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  21. Congratulations!
    I found your blog today through Sew Mama Sew website and I think the ornament is really adorable. Thank you for a great tutorial! :)

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  22. I just found your blog because of your little doll pattern. How exciting to be published and you can be as dorky as you like too!
    I'll have to run out and find the magazine!

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  23. Oh, I love it! You should be proud. I feel a little smug just having you as my friend.

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  24. THat is amazing!! You are such an amazing crafter! One day I want to be just like you!

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  25. BLOWN AWAY. Does anyone remember that she actually had the FLU when she made this?

    Vanessa and Colleen, you are busting my guts!

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  26. I think it is very cool.
    The ornament is adorable and I bet plenty of folks will make'em and think how lucky they were you thought of it.

    congratulations....
    Happy Sewing and Merry Christmas

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